Shifting freight transport to rail has its limitations. Therefore, a share of this transport will need to be carried out by trucks that combine reliable service with minimum environmental impact. The eHighway system is twice as efficient as conventional internal combustion engines. This Siemens Mobility innovation supplies trucks with power from an overhead contact line. This reduces local air pollution and contributes significantly to the decarbonization of the transport sector.
to take on new role at beginning of 2020
head, Jochen Eickholt, is moving to Siemens Energy
Horst J. Kayser
(58) will be the new Chairman of the Siemens Portfolio Companies (POC),
effective January 1, 2020. In this capacity, he is succeeding Jochen Eickholt, who
is becoming a member of the future Executive Board of Siemens Energy, where he
will be responsible for the Power Generation and Oil & Gas units. Kayser is
currently still Head of Strategy at Siemens AG. Until further notice, he will
continue to lead this department on an acting basis in addition to his new role.
As POC Chairman, Kayser will report directly to Deputy CEO Roland Busch.
Tscharner Technik (Tscharner) equips cable cars and ski lifts with control systems, combining their own software developed in-house with failsafe controllers from Siemens. As part of the software advancement, the visualization has been updated. The first project that uses the new solution includes two single ski lifts and one double ski lift in the Rosswald near Brig ski resort. The new control system impresses with its intuitive handling and clear display. The controller also calculates all the data relevant to the cable car such as speed and acceleration and communicates it to the drive. In the event of an error, remote maintenance via a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection is possible at all times.
Siemens has recently been contacted by groups and individuals expressing their opinion on the Adani Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland, Australia. After a competitive tender process, we can now confirm that Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver rail signaling systems for the Carmichael Rail Network. The digital system is designed to keep the trains running safely and efficiently. The mine has received the necessary approvals from the Australian regulators – including stringent environmental approvals – and has the support of the country’s major political parties. While we understand why people focus on this one project, we follow a broader approach in order to fight climate change and supply people around the world with affordable and reliable electricity.
- Next generation of Simatic ET
200eco PN: New functions for modern machine concepts and requirements
- For use in redundant,
high-availability systems thanks to S2 redundancy
- High current-carrying capacity with
power supply via L-coded plug
- High-quality industrial enclosure with IP65/67
protection for outdoor use
Siemens has launched a new generation of machine-level block I/O
devices in the form of the Simatic ET 200eco PN. The new I/O family with
IP65/67 degree of protection includes five digital I/O devices as well as an IO-Link master device and offers users a whole range of new
functions for modern machine concepts and requirements. In their new industrial
metal enclosure, the devices are reliably protected from UV radiation and
harmful substances even under adverse environmental conditions, making it
possible to use the devices outside of factory buildings. The devices are
supplied with power via an L-coded plug, resulting in a considerably higher
current-carrying capacity. In turn, this enables longer cable routes in the
field, and the supply and connection of more energy-intensive components (such
as valve terminals) without the need for more supply cables.
- Desigo CC Compact for small and medium-sized buildings
- Improved connectivity to support KNX and M-Bus protocols
- Powermanager module for efficient energy systems and demand optimization
- New cloud application
Desigo CC, the integrated building management platform from Siemens Smart Infrastructure, has been updated to version V4, making it suitable for use across a wider range of buildings. The technology enables building operators to boost energy efficiency while ensuring the comfort and safety of tenants. Every construction, from commercial and residential buildings to educational and medical facilities is compatible with Desigo CC. Equipped with multidiscipline support, including fire safety, power management, lighting, HVAC and physical security, Desigo CC turns buildings into living environments that can interact with their occupants and adapt to their changing needs by collecting and analyzing building-generated data. Now, with the product portfolio extension, Desigo CC Compact, provides precise scalability and flexibility in usage also for small and medium-sized buildings.
industrial gas turbines will provide peaking power to help improve the
reliability and flexibility of the Belarusian power grid
Siemens will deliver the power generation equipment for two
new peaking power plants in the Republic of Belarus. The customer is the
state-owned utility company RUE Vitebskenergo. The new plants will be operated in
conjunction with the existing Lukomlskaya and Novopolotskaya power
the Vitebsk region in northern Belarus and will help ensure the
reliability and flexibility of the country’s power grid. The plants are expected to go into
operation in the end of 2021.
- Simatic S7-1500
firmware V2.8: Secure data integration, versatile diagnostics function for OPC
- Simatic S7-1200 firmware V4.4:
Improved cross-platform data transfer, OPC UA Data Access as server, OPC UA
Siemens announces the release of two firmware updates for
Simatic controllers that provide new functions. The Simatic S7-1500 firmware
V2.8 from Siemens improves cross-device capabilities for data integration and
diagnostics functions. The new Simatic S7-1200 firmware V4.4 extends the
communication functions of the Simatic S7-1200, enhancing cross-platform data
transfer with other controllers and higher-level or cloud-based systems such as
ERP, SCADA and Mindsphere. The applications are numerous, ranging from
industrial use to agriculture and infrastructure projects.
Medicine production starts in a lab, where cells are cultured and bacteria fermented in small batches. When it’s time to move to industrial-scale production, Abec – a supplier of bioreactors and fermenters – employs advanced simulation software from Siemens.
Independent industry research company Verdantix has recently ranked
Siemens Smart Infrastructure as a leading provider of the Internet of Things
(IoT) platforms for smart buildings. The “Green Quadrant IoT platforms for
Smart Buildings 2019” report assesses 13 companies that Verdantix considers as
shaping the market, which is still at its infancy but seeing strong